211 posts • joined Thursday 3rd May 2007 17:11 GMT
Re: mind-controlled cursor
What, me drop a great heavy lump of coal on my foot?
You must be out of your ...
Re: Bending of light without phase preservation...
You are wrong.
I hope you feel better now.
Clearly it should be
John Barrowman, no?
Re: Missing! Exclamation! Marks!
Sir, you've posted the precise post I had intended to post.
Thank! you! for! saving! me! the! trouble!
Re: I wish them well
I hear there is a skunkworks project at IBM working on a port of OS/2 Warp for the mobile market.
Certainly I'm not the only one waiting breathlessly for this!
Just to be precise, there should be no period after the J in Forrest J Ackerman's name.
I don't know where
he came up with his Biodome consultants. I'm all for sending Pauly Shore on the mission, just to make certain things work out well for all involved.
If it were, one would expect the units to be linguine, not inches. I fear you'll have to look elsewhere for the tech aspect.
Re: Well, while we're being pedantic...
continuing in that vein ...
It's more like 3.375 times as big, thus 2.375 times bigger, hardly 3 times, wouldn't you say?
What do they teach in schools these days?
Re: “therapeutic” beatings.
Based upon your list, it appears that the odds of a positive outcome are quite good.
Selecting any one item at random (with its addition / deletion attached, natch), we see that at least eight of the outcomes are good (sense, respect, and manners in, shit, tar, hell, crap, and piss out) with the remaining three a potentially mixed bag (one ought to retain truth, I don't know about daylights,really, and the PGP key depends upon the circumstances, I suppose.), making it a 72.7% probability of a desirable outcome.
Those are pretty good odds, and may help to explain the corporate policy - the beatings will continue until morale improves. Of course, more research is needed in this matter.
Re: So too much ozone is bad....
Alternate solution - genetically modify the eucalyptus trees so their leaves act as powerful fans, sending the ozone they produce up to the stratosphere.
What do they teach in schools these days?
Two words: Dejah Thoris.
Paris because, well, isn't it obvious?
I'm hating them
simply because they didn't call themselves Random Penguin.
Epic fail? I believe so.
I'm not sure I agree
"... this is not the first white whale to bring a message to humanity: but it would seem that NOC's message is an altogether cheerier one."
How much cheerier is "Get Out" than Moby-Dick's message, really?
Re: missed the poll
"Well all my clothes tend to have size 'M' in them, whatever that is"
That would size 1,000 if you're in Imperial clothing, but size 1,000,000 in SI garb.
Glad to be of help.
Re: It's my understanding.....
"Yep, I guess the "negative number" would be not only your body and vital organs being flipped inside out by going faster than light, but also your mass and energy going negative. A complete upside down to your laws of physics. So an experiment most teenagers would love to see tried!"
Total protonic reversal. That would be bad.
All the nattering nabobs of negativism here - I am shocked!
It seems all to boil down to this:
We think this is how things always work.
We saw it work this way once under controlled conditions.
Therefor, it always works this way, always has, and always will.
It's simple logic, folks. Poke at it all you like, but ...
" With good reason, these claims to authority are called "neuro-phrenology", or more elegantly, "neurotrash"."
No doubt phrenologists everywhere are shaking with anger at the thought of being associated with this tripe.
Saturn has at least 62 moons, 53 of which have formal names ... and that's just the ones of which Wikipedia is aware!
Re: Why not print out the photographs and put them in an album?
"Most people these days wouldn't be able to transfer data from an MFM hard drive to a SATA drive."
I always preferred the RLL drives myself.
Can anyone really want to work with a screen so fully crowded with all those little logos for each of the many applets and craplets that no particular one can be found in a reasonable time?
If Ballmer et al want to use this horrid franken-interface for a few years as beta testers before foisting it on those of us who use our machines to actually produce something (rather than only consuming media), I say let them. However - I'll not be getting any of the crap anywhere near my machines until there are absolutely no remotely viable alternatives.
Good grief, what a pack of morons.
Re: Petrified Poo
Frankly, I can't imagine petrified poo flowing well at all.
Re: Everyone knows...
and likely illegal ones at that.
Ah, but were there any
playmonauts aboard? At least one could expect a "recreation" here on el Reg.
Sorry, Fedorans, but there should never be a codename with the initials B.M. <shudder></shudder>
"The real Curiosity lifted off atop an Atlas V rocket stack on 26 November last year, and is now sailing towards a 5 August date with destiny."
The real Curiosity? <snort>
Re: Hang on...
And how, pray tell, will an archaic spreadsheet help us now? Were you simply seeking the IT angle?
Re: They haven't found life on Mars
"... finding something that looks for all the world like elephant footprints."
Perhaps better would be " ... finding something that looks vaguely like what elephant footprints are thought to resemble."
Ignoring my nit, "Well done, sir."
"Hah, bumhug! "
I see what you did there. Well played, sir.
Re: Don't all of those...
Mr President, we cannot afford a DEATH-RAY gap!
It seems obvious
that there will soon be a recall of the iPad 2 (and earlier?) for operating at too low a temperature.
The other possibility is that they are also now operating at these elevated temperatures without the reality distortion field which formerly obtained.
Based on the link
to the Python-based Squirrel Defence System, it seems that the Russians may want to buy up a shed-load of these to help with their space programme.
This fellow seems to think some of these exoplanetarians are already in our neighbourhood:
that's a purloined Windows activation code!
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